Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

Watch How The Monstrous Waves Of Sunshine Beach Remind Us Who’s Boss

Australia is a land filled with dangers and harsh landscapes, from its myriad deadly wildlife to its arid plains and deserts, but it’s also home to sand, surf, and turf. And I guess the people are alright too. But the land down under is also where Sunshine Beach is; a surf destination with a reputation for having the most pristine yet monumental swells that side of the water. According to respected surf platform Stab, “It’s the east coast low that tore the swimming pools from the back yards of houses at South Narrabeen and also provided the severe lumps that greeted competitors of the Red Bull Cape Fear event at Ours.”

The video is the essence of a the beach in general, but also that particular period that will apparently go down in Australia’s surf history books.

Recorded as a community project on the 5th June 2016 by RUNAMUK VISUALS, The SHINE is a short documentary that captures the unreal patterns of these mystifying and monstrous waves, shot in captivating slow motion and coupled with a fitting soundtrack. While we can sit and watch these awesome swells do their thing for days, a welcome bonus is the doc’s storytelling from surfers Harry Bryant, Harrison Roach, Dean Brady and others, who entertainingly recounts the allure and the perilous realities of such force by mother nature.

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Accounted as “the best swell to ever hit Sunshine Beach,” the video is the essence of a the beach in general, but also that particular period that will apparently go down in Australia’s surf history books, and luckily for us, it’s all captured—expertly captured and edited—for our viewing pleasure. Enjoy the 12 minute video in the jump above, and check out more from RUNAMUK VISUALS here.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.